Your air conditioning system not only cools but offers the extra benefit of lowering humidity in your home. Dehumidification occurs as the indoor air circulates through the system and flows across the evaporator coil. Moisture is present when the condensation forms as it gets cold.
Because water is almost always present in the system, there is the chance that it will leak into your home. If the drain pipes get clogged, overflows are likely to result. An overworking evaporator coil can freeze and thaw when refrigerant (Freon) levels are low. When the coil defrosts, there may be more water flowing out than the drain can carry. There are some precautions to take to cut down on the possibility of water leaks from your air conditioning system.
It is very important to have regular preventive maintenance by an HVAC professional technician. Regular check-ups will keep your air conditioner running properly and reduce the potential for leaks. A Reese technician will check both main and emergency drains to make sure they’re clear of blockages. A service will ensure the coils are clean and contactors have no damaged contact points. Another option is the installation of a safety float switch. This switch goes in the unit’s drain pan. It will shut off the air conditioner if the water level in the drain pan gets too high, indicating a clog. When you notice the air conditioner isn’t running properly, you’ll know to call us for a service.